SEI Investments Reviews | Glassdoor

SEI Investments Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
93 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
SEI Investments Chairman and CEO Alfred P. West Jr.
Alfred P. West Jr.
47 Ratings

93 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Teamwork oriented and good work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • The people here are amazing as is the unique culture and work environment (in 37 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "Yin and Yang"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    There's variety of projects and tons of extracurricular activities on campus. You can and are asked to step outside of your comfort zone for stretch projects. Rarely work overtime so you can say it is life and family-friendly. Opportunity to be creative in your work. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Downside is there are a lot of obstinate and not worldly employees. Haven't experienced so many difficult/rude people working in one company. Daily struggles and you constantly need to justify every suggestion you make. Expertise is not always welcomed, which make you question regularly why did you hire me then? People just want you to do projects their way and don't want you to ask questions or give suggestions for improvement or innovation. Many inexperienced employees and lack of resources. Some teams need several more members to complete the workload.


  2. "No room to advance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Management in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Asset Management in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    PTO, flex scheduling, great coworkers

    Cons

    Pay, Middle management is poor

    Advice to Management

    Cutting costs has diminishing rates of return


  3. "Great place to work out of school."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time

    Pros

    The people​ are great. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed. I think its a great place for a first job.

    Cons

    Flawed technology, bureaucracy,and the amount of offshoring can make it difficult to get things accomplished in a reasonable amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with projects 100% before moving on.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "I have been working at SEI Investments,contract"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Malvern, PA
    Current Contractor - Java Developer in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SEI Investments as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Place to learn new skills and build a resume. Teamwork is a key component to the job and management is always happy to provide assistance.

    Cons

    The salary is below average but it is a known aspect of all employees. The work becomes repetitive but that can be resolved by trying to learn new skills.

    Advice to Management

    Compete with other salaries and provide better benefits for graduate programs. Continue to allow learning through cross-training and allow for employees to build a career.


  6. "QA lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contd in Norristown, PA
    Current Employee - Contd in Norristown, PA

    I have been working at SEI Investments (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best place to work in financial market

    Cons

    More transparency is required across.


  7. "Legal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal in Oaks, PA
    Former Employee - Legal in Oaks, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is wonderful.
    Relaxed daily schedule
    Google-like atmosphere/gym/coffee shop/car wash/dry cleaning
    Accessible senior team

    Cons

    Zero direction on career.
    No reviews on personal progress.

    Advice to Management

    Have open, respectful communication with your team about employee expectations and progress.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a very "pro-employee" environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Fund Accounting Supervisor in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SEI Investments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, Family center on site, Gym on site

    Cons

    Low salaries, long hours, low flexibility, employees thrown under the bus regularly, very high turnover with lag to replace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy, find what motivates them.


  9. "Good 1st job out of college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Financial Operations Analyst in Pottstown, PA

    I worked at SEI Investments (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment, generally great co-workers

    Cons

    Lower than average starting salary, could benefit from improved training


  10. "Cool Corporate Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oaks, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oaks, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment for employees

    Cons

    No direct career path for employees.

    Advice to Management

    stop operating as a small organization


  11. "Summer Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Oaks, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Oaks, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEI Investments as an intern

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    No clear path for promotion. Very hard to see long-term career progression.


Showing 93 of 335 reviews
Reset Filters